River Gaunless


The Gaunless is a river in County Durham, which is a tributary of the River Wear. The river forms near Copley, by the confluence of Arn Gill and Hindon Beck. The Gaunless is aproximately 37 km long and has a catchment area of about 78 km2.[1,2] The Gaunless flows near Butterknowle, Cockfield, Evenwood and through West Auckland and Bishop Auckland before joining the River Wear.

The River Gaunless is a river of County Durham in England. Its name was given by the Vikings, who found no major uses for it and thus Gaunless, meaning 'useless', became fixed.

Formed just south of the village of Copley, by the confluence of Arn Gill (to the south, coming west from south of Langleydale Common) and Hindon Beck (to the north and coming east from Langleydale Common), the Gaunless wends its way east, passing the settlements of Butterknowle, Cockfield and Evenwood and through West Auckland before skirting the south and east of Bishop Auckland on its way to meet the River Wear.

The Gaunless Viaduct, built in 1825, was the tallest viaduct on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway.

An extension of the Copley Met.Office weather station has been placed at the head of the river at Copley Lead Mill to study its unique climate of frost and snow. It lies in a frost hollow and receives no sunshine between October and March because of its geography.

Settlements

  • Copley
  • Butterknowle
  • Evenwood
  • West Auckland
  • Bishop Auckland

Tributaries

  • Arn Gill
  • Hindon Beck
  • Cowclose Beck
  • Foul Sike
  • Grewburn Beck
  • Howle Beck
  • Gordon Beck
  • Norton Fine Beck
  • Oakley Cross Beck
  • Hummer Beck
  • Dene Beck
  • Coundon Burn

Bridges

  • Gaunless Bridge
  • Gaunless Viaduct
  • Swin Bridge
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The River Gaunless at West Auckland

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South Church Bishop Auckland

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Building near River Gaunless at Haggerleases

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Bridge over River Gaunless near Butterknowle

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Gaunless from Source to Hummer Beck
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Gaunless from Hummer Beck to Wear
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Swin Bridge

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Valley of River Gaunless east of viaduct

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Gaunless valley towards Low Lands

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Evenwood Bridge, County Durham

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Bridges over the River Gaunless at Evenwood

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Footbridge in West Auckland wetland area

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West Auckland Ford

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Ford through River Gaunless West Auckland

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A bend in the River Gaunless

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River Gaunless Bridge West Auckland

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Footbridge over the River Gaunless

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Road bridge over The Gaunless

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Upstream River Gaunless

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Fylands Bridge

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River Gaunless at Fylands Bridge

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River Gaunless, Bishop Auckland

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River Gaunless east of Bishop Auckland

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Culvert under Durham Road Bishop Auckland for the River Gaunless

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The River Gaunless flowing towards Gib Chare Bridge Bishop Auckland

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Weir, River Gaunless

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Trevor's Bridge

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Trevor's Bridge

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Jock's Bridge

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Jock’s Bridge Bishop Auckland

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West Auckland
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West Auckland
Bishop Auckland
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Bishop Auckland
- Overview About Bishop Auckland Map Street View Bishop Auckland is a market town in County Durham in north located between Darlington and Durham at the confluence of the River Wear ...
River Wear
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River Wear
- Overview Geology Course Tributaries Industrial History The Wear is a major river in County Durham. It rises in the East Penines at Wearhead at the confluence of Burnhope Burn and ...
Butterknowle
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Butterknowle
- Overview About Butterknowle Map Street View Butterknowle is a village in County Durham located near the River Gaunless. It is part of the civil parish of Lynesack and Softley. Butterknowle ...
The Slack
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The Slack
- Overview Map Street View A hamlet by the River Gaunless near Butterknowle in County Durham.
Gaunless Lead Mill, Copley
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Gaunless Lead Mill, Copley
- The lead smelting mill chimney is a Grade II listed building.
Cockfield, County Durham
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Cockfield, County Durham
- Overview About Cockfield Map Street View   Cockfield is a village on the edge of Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is situated 8 miles to the south-west of Bishop Auckland, ...
Copley, County Durham
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Copley, County Durham
- Overview About Copley Map Street View   Copley is a village of roughly 400 inhabitants in County Durham, in England. It is situated 9 miles to the west of Bishop ...
Ramshaw (Bishop Auckland)
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Ramshaw (Bishop Auckland)
- Overview About Ramshaw Map Street View Ramshaw is a village in County Durham, located about 4 miles south-west of Bishop Auckland (not to be confused with the hamlet of Ramshaw, near ...
Evenwood, County Durham
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Evenwood, County Durham
- Overview About Evenwood Map Street View Evenwood is a village in County Durham situated by the River Gaunless. It is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Evenwood and Barony. ...
Lands Viaduct (remains)
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Lands Viaduct (remains)
- Overview About Lands Viaduct Map Lands Viaduct was built in 1863 to carry the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway over the River Gaunless. Gaunless Viaduct, also known as the ...

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